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Standards ‘passport’ unveiled at IWF

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

16_passportLeaders of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America, a non-profit woodworking industry support group, attended IWF 2010 to continue its mission of implementing woodwork manufacturing skill standards across the nation.

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Texas school first in WoodLINKS contest

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

14_studentsFive teams from high school and post-secondary woodshop teams from around the country were named winners at the WoodLINKS USA "RTA" (Ready to Assemble) contest held at IWF 2010 in August. The prizes included woodworking equipment and supplies donated by industry supporters.

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Seven shine as Challengers Award winners

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

Seven products were selected from 22 finalists as Challengers Award winners at IWF 2010 in Atlanta.

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Cleveland fair helps Amish ‘go global’

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 September 2010 00:00

10_amish_01Attended by more than 400 people, the debut of the Cleveland Furniture and Millwork Fair in July experienced an impressive turnout, according to the Downtown Cleveland Alliance. The alliance is a partner in the fair organized to help local craftsmen, particularly the Amish, expand their business and design capacity in the region.

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Event strings together guitars for vets

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 September 2010 00:00

14_guitars_01The "Build a Vet a Guitar" festival, which was held July 16-17 at the Wild Earth Woodworking School in Hudson, Wis., struck a chord with all participants. With the help of 80 volunteers, the group completed 20 guitars that will be given to deserving veterans.

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